Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need a referral to visit a Podiatrist?
No, however you may be eligible for the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program. You will need to contact Medicare or discuss this with your GP to see if you are eligible for this scheme.Departments of Veterans Affairs (DVA) patients require a valid referral from the GP.
Is there parking near the clinic?
Yes! The clinic is also wheelchair friendly.
How much does it cost to see a Podiatrist?
Initial appointments are $100 (F004), plus $50 for biomechanical assessment (F118)
Subsequent appointments are $75 (F014)
Subsequent appointments can bulk-billed with a Medicare or DVA (D904) referral (All Initial appointments are full fee but may be subsidised with a referral)
Custom made orthotics: Adults $480 (F221) per pair; Children up to age of 17 $350 (F221) per pair
What to bring?
To ensure that the podiatrist has all information to provide the best treatment it is best to bring the following:
Private Health Fund card
Scans & X-Ray films
Shoes that you wear regularly (work, school and/or sport shoes)
Any relevant referrals
Comfortable clothing, preferably shorts or tight for biomechanical assessments
What can I expect at my first consultation?
At your initial consultation we will assess your concerns, begin treatment and develop an ongoing plan. Assessment can involve (but is not limited to) gait analysis, hands on muscle length and strength testing, hands on joint quality and range of motion testing. If you have any recent x-rays or ultrasound results of your feet and legs please bring these with you to your appointment. If you have orthotics please bring them and the shoes you usually wear them in to your appointment.
Payment of consultation
Payment in full is expected at the time of your consultation. HICAPs services are available to process your private health and Medicare claim.